Renewing your lease in the United Arab Emirates is a process that requires a few steps. One of the most important steps is to renew your Ejari, which is a registration system for rental contracts. In this article, we'll explain what Ejari is, how much it costs to renew it, and what documents you need to prepare before going to the center. Ejari is an online registration system for rental contracts in the United Arab Emirates.
It was created by the Dubai Land Department in order to regulate the rental market and protect both landlords and tenants. The system requires that all rental contracts be registered with Ejari in order to be legally valid. The cost of renewing Ejari is AED 155 plus VAT. This fee must be paid each time you renew your lease. In addition, you'll need to prepare several documents before going to the center.
These include an original signed lease agreement, the tenant's United Arab Emirates ID card and copies of their passport and visa, a copy of the landlord's passport (the signature must be visible) and a copy of the property deed provided by the landlord. The rate you have to pay is just 206 AED plus VAT. You'll also need a recent “green” bill from DEWA. Keep in mind that many people don't know when a lease will be renewed, so there shouldn't be an overlap between the end date of the existing contract and the start date of the new one. The landlord or tenant has several options for requesting the registration and renewal of the lease. However, it's important to note that it's usually the tenant's responsibility to pay for the renewal of Ejari, unless stated otherwise in the lease agreement. If you're unsure about who should request the renewal of Ejari or any other aspect of renewing your lease in Dubai, it's best to consult with a legal professional who can provide you with more information about your rights and obligations.